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Director: Sairam Sagiraju
Original Score & Music Supervision: Ricky Kej
Producers: Vikram Sampath, Ricky Kej, Rajib Sarma
Film Duration: 54 Min
An epic documentary feature film on the mystic music traditions of over a thousand years of the Bauls of Bengal.
Bauls are a nonconformist sect having gurus (mentors) but no dogmas, rituals, religious institutions or scriptures. Their path to God or spirituality is defined through music.
Declared as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, The Bauls of Bengal have kept their philosophies alive for over a 1000 years, but modern demands threaten their simple, enlightened lifestyles.
Directed by Sairam Sagiraju, Produced by Vikram Sampath, Rajib Sarma and with original score and music supervision by Grammy Award Winner, Ricky Kej.
Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He has been Awarded “United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist” and is also the “Youth Icon of India”.
Ricky has been named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘Inspire the Future’. He is the UNESCO mgiep “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”
A filmmaker known to experiment with storytelling using multiple mediums, Sairam Sagiraju is one of India’s first VR filmmakers. His student film on euthanasia won the Hrishikesh Mukherjee Memorial Award for best social documentary. His work on the environment and wildlife is an extension of his beliefs that have roots in his formative years in rural India. His filmography includes music videos for the Grammy winning album Winds of Samsara, documentaries and commercials for a host of partners.